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Kirk Smith Receives 2014 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award

Photo: Kirk Smith receives the Haagen-Smit Award. Photo is courtesy of the California Air Resources Board.
Kirk Smith receives the Haagen-Smit Award. Photo is courtesy of the California Air Resources Board.

On June 25, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) honored COEH faculty Kirk Smith with the 2014 Haagen-Smit Clean Air award. CARB gives the award annually to individuals who have made significant lifetime contributions toward improving air quality and climate change science, technology and policy, and furthering the protection of public health.

“The Haagen-Smit Award is our way of honoring these individuals who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to protecting public health throughout their long and distinguished careers,” said CARB Chairman Mary D. Nichols. Other winners in 2014 include Donald Blake, professor of chemistry at UC Irvine and John Wall, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Cummins Inc.

The award is named for the late Dr. Arie Haagen-Smit — known as the “father” of air pollution science and control. The award recognizes those who continue his legacy through perseverance, leadership and innovation in the areas of research, environmental policy, science and technology, public education and community service.

Condensed from a CARB press release.

The UC Berkeley School of Public Health press release.

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